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What does Lu mean?

Lu \lu\ as a girls' name has the meaning "famous warrior; light". Lu is a form of Lou: short form of Louann. Lu is also a variant of Louise (Old German). Lu is also used as a form of Lucy (Latin) and Luella (Old English).


Lu has 29 related variations via Lou, Louise, Lucy, Luella: Lluisa, Lois, Loise, Lola, Louisa, Louiza, Loulou, Luce, Luci, Lucia, Lucida, Lucie, Lucile, Lucina, Lucine, Lucita, Lucyja, Lucyna, Lucza, Luelle, Luisa, Luise, Lujza, Lula, Lulita, Lulu, Lusita, Luz and Luzija.


Lu is a very prominent first name for females (#1758 out of 4276, Top 41%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#3207 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lu for girls. Lu entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #686 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lu name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lu outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lu and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Lu listed in the Top 1000 are Lucy (#62 the previous year), Lucia (#230), Lola (#236), Louisa (#973), Luisa, Luella, Lulu, Luz, Lula, Lucie, Lou, Louise, Lois and Lucile. Usage of these girl names was at its highest during 1900-1909 and is now significantly lower, with forms such as Luz, Luisa, Lula, Lulu and Luella becoming somewhat dated. Lucia (#230), Lucy (#62) and Lola (#236) are three of the more trendy names for newborns in this list, with Lola, Lucia and Lucy going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lois, Lola, Lou, Louisa, Louise, Lu, Lucia, Lucie, Lucile, Lucy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Luella, Luisa, Lula, Lulu, Luz in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lois, Lola, Louise, Lucie, Lucy outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lu is pronounced similarly to La-, Lea, Lee and Lia. Another recommended similar baby name is Su. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lu.